Ukraine vs. Scotland Prediction, Tips and Odds – Sep. 27, 2022 20:45 CET
The decisive match for placement in League B will be played on Tuesday at 20:45 at the MKS Cracovia stadium in Krakow, where Ukraine welcomes Scotland.
We found the best odds for this game at the popular 22bet sportsbook. You will get an attractive Welcome Bonus for all newly registered customers if you register today. Read our article if you wonder how to claim this 22bet Welcome Bonus.
Ukraine Team News
After two wins in the first two matches, the Ukrainian national team played 1:1 against Ireland, and that failure almost immediately put them in a subordinate position compared to Scotland. The game in Glasgow followed, where Scotland beat them harder than the result shows.
Those two successive defeats left them 2 points behind Scotland in the final round, and they will need a win in Krakow to go through. If we do not count the 3:0 defeat a few days ago, the Ukrainians conceded only 1 goal in 4 matches played, so it is evident that they possess certain defensive qualities.
But this time, in addition to a good defense, they will also need a good attack since they are “chasing” victory, so the Ukrainians are expected to do everything or nothing. They are playing on neutral ground, so the question is how much support they will have from the stands, and the atmosphere is one of the factors that should not be ignored.
Considering the situation they are in, we believe that the Ukrainians will enter this game cautiously because a one-goal victory is enough for them.
Scotland Team News
Apart from the loss against Ireland in the second round, we can say that the Scots played more than well in the group stage. Before the decisive duel with Ukraine, they have a 2-point advantage, so even one point won would ensure their placement in League A.
The Scots scored 11 goals and conceded 5 goals in 5 matches played, and we must also mention the fact that they also conceded only 2 goals in 4 matches, if we do not count the defeat against Ireland 3:0. What works in their favor is the fact that the goals are evenly distributed, so Armstrong, McGinn and Dykes are “equally dangerous” for opposing defenses.
A week ago, they managed to break the resistance of the fighting Ukrainians only halfway through the second half, and that victory gave them a significant psychological advantage. This advantage is reflected in the fact that they do not have the imperative to win because even a 0:0 result would lead them to the desired goal.
Bearing in mind that this time they will be weakened by the absence of several players, we expect that the Scots will not push too hard.
Injuries and suspensions
Ukraine: Zinchenko, Shaparenko, Sobol and Sydorchuk.
Scotland: Patterson, Hickey, Tierney and McTominay.
Andriy Lunin – Taras Kacharaba, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Ilya Zabarnyi – Vitaliy Mykolenko, Danylo Ignatenko, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Oleksandr Tymchyk – Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk, Oleksandr Zubkov.
Craig Gordon – Anthony Ralston, Jack Hendry, Scott McKenna, Greg Taylor – Billy Gilmour, Callum McGregor – Stuart Armstrong, John McGinn, Ryan Christie – Che Adams.
Ukraine vs. Scotland Prediction
In a duel between two teams of similar quality, one of which has an imperative to win, we always give priority to the team that will “defend” the result.
A week ago, the Ukrainians did not manage to create a single dangerous goal chance in Glasgow. And since nothing important has changed in the meantime, we are not too optimistic that they will completely outplay an experienced team like the Scottish national team.
Considering that the Scots will be weakened a lot, we believe that they will want to impose a slower rhythm because even one point won is enough for them, so we go into this match with a bet related to the number of shots on target.
A week ago in Glasgow, there were a total of 7 shots on target (the Ukrainians didn’t have any), and as we believe that there will be a similar number this time, the odds of 1.70 for Under 9 shots on target have more very good value in our opinion.
Prediction: Under 9 shots on target